Real Madrid have special Champions League connection - Vazquez

Solenn Plantier
Mai 18, 2017

Real Madrid produced a ruthless first-half display to thrash already-relegated Granada 4-0 on Saturday and remains on course for a first league title in five years, while Barcelona hammered Villarreal 4-1.

Barca remain top thanks to their superior head-to-head record with the two locked on 84 points, but Real have three games remaining to the Catalans' two. With Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Malaga to play in their remaining three games, it won't be an easy task for Real Madrid. "It's nine month on hard work and there are many times that you end the season very exhausted, but I can say that this year we are physically well", Zidane affirmed. It's still down to us.

Despite everything, Real Madrid are still favourites to win the title, with an extra game in hand.

"There's no better way to be than depending on yourself".

Los Blancos are huge favourites to reach the showpiece for the third time in four years after Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 47th career hat-trick in the first leg.

Said the Frenchman: "In football, the Champions League semi-final does not allow you to relax".

Four-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo has hit back-to-back Champions League hat-tricks against Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid since last travelling away domestically to Athletic Bilbao in March.

However, he may not be headed back to Atletico but rather across Madrid to Real or even Barcelona next season with both willing to meet his 24 million euro buyout clause.

Chances also came and went for Morata and Benzema late on, but in the end they barely had to move into second gear on the easiest of nights for Zidane's men. If a player is ready to be transferred, then they can look for whatever club they want.

Casemiro added that there are players who feature less but that does not mean that they are B-team.

"Granada are in difficulties, and if we begin the game as we did it is normal that they will have more problems". We know there are players who feature less but you can sense we are never less than fully dedicated.

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